Singlist Quote Of The Week February 27, 2016Posted by Onely in As If!, Look What Google Barfed Up, Marital Status Discrimination.
Tags: cell phones India, Marital Status Discrimination, singles blog, singlism
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Let them study, get married, then they can get their own phones.
–Ranjit Singh Thakor, president of the Mehsana district in Gujarat, India, speaking about single women.
Per this Reuters article by Rina Chandran), an increasing number of villages in Gujarat and Bihar Provinces forbid girls and single women from having cell phones, because the phones ostensibly “distract them from their studies” or cause them to elope. (No word on why men are not similarly affected by cell phones.)
Hmm, I recall a couple hundred years ago (I’m very old) when another leader supposedly said of a marginalized demographic:
Let them eat cake!
Whatever happened to her?